Lubeck Property Market and Real Estate Guide

(Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

Photo of the river in LubeckThe historic city of Lubeck has long been a popular day trip destination for visitors to Hamburg, located just an hour away. However, in recent years a large number of people have been travelling to Lubeck to spend their holidays here, seduced by the city's old world charm and magnificent buildings, such as the Holstentor and medieval churches.

Despite being a large city, Lubeck has property that tends to be cheaper than property in many other parts of Germany and there are certainly a large number of affordable houses and apartments to buy and rent.

While accommodation in the heart of the city tends to be on the costly side, there are plenty of excellent options in the surrounding suburbs. A popular place to stay is the neighbourhood of Vorwerk, although there is also a good range of property available in the neighbourhoods of Karlshof, Brandenbaum and Buntekuh.

Renting Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments are all the rage in Lubeck these days and there are plenty to choose from. Many luxurious apartments offer stunning river views from their large balconies and come fully furnished with a wide range of modern conveniences included.

Renters should note that serviced apartments generally cost double the fee of standard apartments, although those who sign a contract for six months or more may be able to reduce this fee. The great thing about renting a serviced apartment in Lubeck is that they also come complete with shared facilities, such as rooftop gardens and swimming pools.

Buying Apartments and Houses

Foreigners are welcome to purchase property in Lubeck and there is a wide range to choose from. However, potential buyers should bear in mind that in addition to the purchase price, they will be liable to pay a range of other fees, such as commission, notary fees and property transfer tax.

In some cases, the seller may agree to split these fees. The contact details of the seller are made available to the buyer and it is a good idea for the buyer to contact the seller directly in order to check on the situation.

Real Estate Agents

Before opting for a real estate agent, property hunters should take the time to check out the competition, as the services offered and the level of professionalism can vary widely between agents.

Most estate agents in Lubeck have comprehensive websites and clients should take the time to look through portfolios, reading comments from customers before contacting an agent.

All of the following real estate agents feature property to buy and rent in Lubeck:

Germany Property Shop
Address: 19 Crendon Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6LJ, England, UK
Tel: +44 01494 530 133
Offering a comprehensive guide to buying property in Germany, Germany Property Shop comes with a large selection of property to buy and rent in Lubeck and the surrounding area.

Daniel Scott
Address: Kinetic Business Centre, Theobald Street, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4PJ, England, UK
Tel: +44 020 8387 1435
With more than 20 years of experience dealing with the German property market, this independent estate agent offers a wide range of services as well as property in Lubeck.

European Property
Address: Suite 3, The Barn House, Mengham Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9JX, England, UK
Tel: +44 0843 363 5614
Specialising in the European property market, European Property offers one of the biggest and best selections of property to buy and rent in this part of Schleswig-Holstein.